M274 - Parnacott
from £184 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:
from £184 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:
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Cottage / 7 bedrooms / sleeps 14 Home 197271
Availability Your dates are available
Cottage / 7 bedrooms / sleeps 14
2 miles seaward of Holsworthy and 7 miles from Bude
is Parnacott House, a beautiful, mainly Georgian house (some
parts 17th cent.), Grade II listed and in the same family since 1580.
Pepys, Creed, Dryden and John Graves Simcoe, founder of modern Ontario, were
ancestors of the current owners. The house is set in 12 acres of
beautiful gardens and grounds surrounded by fields, rich in lawns, Victorian
rhododendrons, flowers, shrubs, lots of mature trees and plentiful wildlife,
especially birds. Parnacott has a wedding licence and you can pitch a
marquee on site by prior arrangement (please ask us).This is a superb, extremely comfortable and homely house
with excellent furniture, family memorabilia and portraits. Big, square, high
rooms with large windows, beautifully decorated and furnished, with flowers
from the garden and other personal and many hand-made touches.Hall, off which a sunny, peaceful, comfortable drawing room
with open fire and a formal dining room. Both rooms have big windows
overlooking the garden. Children's room with sofas, TV/DVD/video, PlayStation 2,
Wii, toys, dressing-up boxes, puppet theatre, doll's house and half-sized pool
table. Well-equipped kitchen (dishwasher, microwave, fridge-freezer,
larder fridge, electric range-style cooker) and a pretty breakfast/sitting room
with woodburner and TV/DVD. The ground-floor wing has two bedrooms sharing a
shower-room (suite) – a sunny, small double (footboard) and (low step) a twin
(TV). Utility room (washing machine, tumble drier, fridge-freezer,
sink).Upstairs, five more
bedrooms:- The master double (5' four-poster bed),
beautifully spacious and comfy with hand-embroidered linen, mahogany furniture,
washbasin and south-facing views over the gardens- A twin (linkable to 6' double,
washbasin), equally beautiful, also south-facing, overlooking the garden- A double (5' bed), with pretty 17th cent.
design with 2 steps down to en suite bathroom (suite, bidet)- A pretty blue twin (washbasin), partly
wood-panelled, with connecting door (lockable) to - Another pretty twin (washbasin)Bathroom (suite
with separate power-shower) and separate shower-room (suite, power-shower).Outside, table tennis
in an open-sided barn and lots of outdoor space for playing.Barbecue, croquet,
boules, badminton, quoits, soft ball, swing, sandpit and ride-on toys for
little children are all provided.Bicycles can be
hired in Bude (9 miles); surfing lessons; riding stables locally; clay pigeon
shooting available locally, by prior arrangement.
using fresh, locally sourced produce available. Daily domestic help,
baby-sitting and dog-sitting available (extra). Damages Deposit £400. Arrival after 4.30pm. Altogether, a peaceful, elegant, gentle place with friendly owners, there if you require help, otherwise unobtrusive. They live in a lovely cottage adjoining the house with its own walled garden. Only 20 minute drive to the South West Coast Path and beautiful surf beaches (bodyboards, buckets/spades provided).
|Size||Sleeps up to 14, 7 bedrooms|
|Rooms||7 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 4 Family bathrooms|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, Pool or snooker table|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Double beds (3), Single beds (8)|
|Other||Towels provided, High chair|
|Access||Secure parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
Please bring your own beach towels.
The agent has its own star rating system to quantify interior quality, comfort and ambience. This property has been rated 5 star.
The Devon region
North Devon: its coast is perhaps the most varied of all, from Hartland Quay with its tremendous cliffs and multi-coloured rocks like dinosaurs' backs, via car-free Clovelly village tumbling to the sea, and the estuaries of the river Torridge (where Tarka lived) and river Taw, and Braunton's wilderness of sand dunes (all good for birdwatching), to the best sand/surf beaches in Devon at Saunton (the West Country's best golf course too), Croyde and Woolacombe, all the way to Exmoor.
The main town is Barnstaple - busy, thriving, not too big. The Tarka Trail cycleway (bicycles for hire) follows, very attractively, the river Torridge from deep inland to the sea and on past Instow's good beach and lovely cricket ground to Bideford, from where Elizabethan merchantmen sailed. From Hartland Point's lighthouse, great views to Lundy Island - and from Ilfracombe ships (day trips) to it. In Appledore unusual ships are built and its heart is very pretty. Inland, woods and fields roll, sometimes steeply, with streams, rivers and farms, almost totally unspoilt - as is most of the coast. Its north-west, stretching from Hatherleigh to Hartland, is Devon's least changed, least visited, least inhabited part, a country of big fields, some forests, gently undulating, with long, long views beneath big skies where old men in their vegetable gardens look up as a car passes. Holsworthy is the main (very small) town, with square, market, firm purpose. The river Tamar rises in the Tamar Lakes (watersports, fishing). The roads are straighter and less high-hedged than most in Devon - and emptier.
Holsworthy: main town of this sparsely-populated, unspoilt farming area: small but important, down-to-earth yet lively with good market, attractive square, shops, pubs. Golf course and leisure centre (indoor swimming pool). Fishing, sailing, windsurfing on Tamar Lakes, 4½ miles; river fishing not far. Sea/sand/surf/tennis/golf/walking at Bude, 9 miles.
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